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. but let's talk about your strate strategy, do you want president obama coming in to florida, campaigning on your behalf? >> absolutely. he's the president of the united states. the president who won the state of florida, i discount on his support. there are a few issues that we don't see eye to eye on, but do you know something, i'm a representative of the people of the state. he's the president of the free world. and the leader here has been elected to be president of the united states, and i look forward to working with -- with the president on the issues even when we disagree. but we agree on more than we disagree on. i think it would be a benefit for the people of the state of florida, at least an open conversation with the president, that someone has been very approachable, and i'm looking forward to building that relationship as we move through the season. >> i suspect on one issue you strongly disagree with the president, the recent decision to support offshore oil drilling which senator bill nelson of florida, the democrat, he hates that decision. what about you? >> oh, senator n
to contain it. have the feds been slow to respond to a potential environmental disaster also, the florida governor is about to leave the republican party and set the stage for a potential three-way senate showdown this fall. we're standing by to hear from charlie crist. he will be making his big announcement. we'll also hear from marko rubio and kendrick meek, the democratic candidate. and senate democrats react to the immigration crackdown in arizona. they're set to unveil a new reform plan and offer republicans incentives to support it. but even the president wonders if it can pass this year. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> under a state of emergency as a giant oil slick triggered by that massive rig explosion is about to hit the coast. president obama says his administration will use every available resource to combat the spill, which is growing by about 5,000 barrels of oil every day. federal officials expect the slick to reach the louisiana coast tonight, within the next few hours. by this time tomorrow, it's expected to spread closer to mississippi, moving to j
. that virginia tech ball club, if they won that game, they would have gone to the series. >> jason: florida state second place in the atlanta division behind klemm klemm sen. trailing klemm sen by two games. miami trailing georgia tech by one game in the coastal division. miami will have to win tonight to keep pace with the yellow jackets drilling the blue devils. miami doesn't face georgia tech until the month of may. the 14th through the 16th in atlanta. jason morris will face his former college baseball team. morris came to coral gables via georgia tech and hasn't. so that's the series to look forward to. the pitch is inside just as miami trails georgia tech their first place in the coastal division, the virginia cavaliers trail miami by just one game for t the it. stri by can you remember? >> i don't think it mattered. i was so small at the plate, i didn't have a strike zone. >> jason: any freshman hazing as we see miami for the first time tonight go down in a still evasive attempt and a very late jump by david villasuso. >> i'm not sure if that was a the hit-and-run. you saw villasuso looki
the rise of the right in a florida primary contest. >> the politics of ang ser fueling the senate campaign here of conservative republican marco rubeio, who is leading a more moderate governor charlie crist. it's a drama playing out in g.o.p. races across the country. >> brown: and we get the analysis of mark shields and david brooks. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the federal government accused goldman sachs today of fraud. the securities and exchange commission filed civil charges against the powerful wall street investment banking firm. the s.e.c. alleged goldman did not disclose it was marketing sub-prime mortgage securities while, at the same time, betting against them through a large hedge fund. investors in those securities lost more than $1 billion when the housing market cr
of florida. there is a lot of natural gas right there. we are not one to be able to go for some of that. we are happy for that. there is still a lot more out there. this is a great step forward. that segment in the gulf -- congress has to go back and say -- there is a little piece beyond 125 miles that is under a moratorium until 2022. he cannot open it by himself. he has to take that 10-year limit off. that is a different segment. it is something you need to work with congress to do. host: what about the atlantic? can the president do that on his own? guest: yes. it will take some time. they will go back and do some testing. it will take a while before we see the first pharaoh. host: how long? guest: virginia will probably be the first state to move forward. they have been very anxious to get going. we will start looking sooner than later in the western atlantic. the further you get of short -- that is another point. you are taking some of the resources off the table a third of the minimum. it gets more expensive. we will have to see. it will not be immediate. you start getting the testing
. sometimes we're talking life and death. we start with the news out of florida, about governor charlie crist. florida democratic congressman, kendrick meek, is a senatorial candidate. well, i guess politics can be surprising. there are a lot of twists and turns, congressman. are you surprised that you may be involved in what looks to be a very tight, now, three-way race for the united states senate? >> well, we feel very good about the position that we're in today, and we're going to be -- feel just as good tomorrow. i think that with the move that the governor is making is for his own political survival and not necessarily for the people of the state of florida, and people will see through that. in the final analysis, i look at it from the standpoint that i'm running against two republicans for the united states senate. and i'm the only democrat in the race. will be the only democrat in the race come november. >> do you know that? do you know that charlie crist is going to line up with the senate republican leadership, that he'll vote for mitch mcconnell for leader? >> i don't know. >> you
tonight. we are in the villages in florida. as you can see we are joined by thousands and thousands of residents of florida's friendliest hometown. over the next hour we will be checking in with special guests, including congressional candidate and youtube sensation colonel alan west. head football coach lou holtz is here and many more. my first guest poised to become the next u.s. senator from the great state of florida. he has stuck to his conservative principles and believe it or not i've heard his name being talked about for president in 2012. former speaker of the florida house of representatives a warm welcome, gop senator candidate marco rubio is with us. [ cheering ] >> thank you. >> sean: we got a lot of marco rubio fans. i've never witnessed -- when i first interviewed you, i don't think it was a year ago you were down 30 points you are now up over 30 points, what happened. >> the only people who thought i could win was in my house. we traveled florida with same message i'm the only candidate running that will go to washington, stand up to the obama agenda and offer a clea
pederastas tiempo de la pausa, enseguida en la florida se pelean alumnos, maestros y político por la forma de manejar las escuelas >> la política nuclear de la casa blanca desata una pelea verbal ahí volvemos >>> la florida se ha convertido ens hacer por la polémica de una propuesta de ley que establece un sistema pago por mérito para maestros, ahora el proyecto está en manos del gobernador pero la medida como explica ana patricia, ha encontrado una gran oposición entre trabajadores de educación y alumnos hoy fue un día de protesta en escuelas públicas de la florida aprovecharon los estudiante su descanso y clases perdieron para decir que no al proyecto de ley de calidad del maestro que se probó por 64 votos a favor. >>> no todos los que vienen aquí vienen aprender, y algunos están forzado a venir a la escuela. van a ser afectado los maestros e estudiantes >> profesores de escuelas públicas como vivián, serían re pagado de acuerdo al desempeño de los alumnos, el proyecto se conoce como s b 6 y lo promueve ve el senador de la florida desaparición de contrato multianual para
's a nightmare. >> that's exactly it. >> reporter: becauseness gene and darlene wilson's florida retirement home. instead it's been an infuriating financial drain. >> there is nobody giving us any money. no government agencies, nothing. it's -- everything we're doing is coming out of our 401 to do it. >> reporter: just in case the wilsons ever end up in court one day they've saved as evidence of what happened inside their house. here's the chinese drywall that they ripped off their studs and the drywall actually causes everything that is copper toned to turn black. all throughout thelous. even jewelry core oedz. the sulfur compound within the chinese drywall makes the house unsellable because of the smell. but the worst stench for the impacted homeowners has.fact that no one has offered to pay for this mess for nearly two years. now new hope. a federal judge has issued the first ruling against china's gypsum company ordering it to pay $2.6 million to 7 virginia families and in florida another class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands is in the pipeline. florida senator bill nelson is urging ch
in containment and clean-up efforts. >>> now to the race in florida which will be one to watch in november november after charlie crist formally announced he is leaving the republican party. he's now an indiana pent, just like that. the move set the stage -- >> i don't know if he went whoop. >> i have a couple questions for you because you think this is a smart move. i don't understand. are people dumb? unprecedented three-way race in which crist will test whether he can win federal office without at backing of a political party. >> now, i know this is unchartered territory. i am aware of that. and i am aware that after this speech ends, i don't have either party helping me. but i feed you. i need you, the people, more than ever. and i guarantee you, i'm counting on you. i'm counting on you and i believe in you. you can count on me and i'll be with you forever, forever. >> wow. >> the governor's rivals were quick to portray the move as -- that is, one that only is about political survival and not ideology. >> this has nothing to do with principles or ideology. it's quite frankly about poli
who by the way, the great chuck todd who predicted this billionaire jumping into the race in florida. as always, chuck, gets it right now. todd and savannah guthrie, a great show, 67. chuck, take it away, buddy. >>> out of control in the gulf of mexico. oil spills ashore in louisiana and threatens four other states. what could be the worst environmental disaster in the u.s. maybe ever. >>> it's time to listen to the people. that's exactly what i've done >>> and mr. independent. charlie crist's decision to say good-bye to the republican party. will the voters follow? good morning. it's april 30th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chalk todd. >> to the run down. we're going to start on top of that massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico which is now threatening the shores of the united states. the navy, coast guard and national guard are trying to contain the leak spilling 5,000 barrels a day. mark pot ser in port sulpher, louisiana this morning. what everybody's trying to find out is when are we going to see, are we going to see oil start coming ashore? >> that may have already happ
. >>> and against all odds. a florida girl, missing for four days, is found in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my wife, and gosh. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. a series of strong and deadly earthquakes struck western china this morning. at least 300 people are dead, thousands of others are injured and unaccounted for. they're buried under collapsed buildings. peter sharpe of britain's sky news reports from beijing. >> reporter: this was a particularly strong earthquake. it measured 6.9 on the richter scale, and it struck at one of the most remote, inhospitable and rugged parts of china in the west of the country. it was followed, the first earthquake, was followed by 18 aftershocks. and the local residents were reduced to scrambling through the rubble using their hands and shovels in the first hours after the quake, trying to reach hundreds, thousands that were caught up and buried in the quake. china has got one weapon to fight this earthquake and that's
is the primary democrat in a florida senate race that is spicy, fascinating and right now, dominated by all the talk on the republican side. >>> also tonight, on our radar, james carville and mary matlin join me. among our topics, dick cheney's latest political move. >>> the big banks and investment firms are making big money again. many of you are not. and that disconnect between wall street and main street was a big part of the president's focus today in a big speech in new york. but if you were expecting red-hot in your face rhetoric, you are disappointed tonight. for starter it isn't the president's style. he would be the first to tell you he is not a natural-born populist. plus, he thinks the political debate is trending his waned the speech was more about gaining momentum, not about making enemies. >> i'm here today specifically when i speak to the titans of industry here, 'cause i want to urge you to join us instead of fighting muus in this effort. i am here because i believe that these reforms are, in the end, not only in the best interest of our country but in the best interest of
: and i'm judy woodruff in tampa, florida. it's tax day, and some people here are angry about how their tax dollars are being spent. we'll explore what's behind that anger. and what citizens here think the role of government should be. >> who does a better job of creating jobs? the public sector or the private sector. >> you look at almost all the questions that are asked and the first question posed to any of us, whether it's local, state, or federal is now what is government going to do? >> woodruff: we'll have our own town meeting with white house advisor christina romer. plus, former u.s. senator mel martinez, former congressman jim davis, tampa mayor pam iorio and hills pwro *eg county commissioner mark sharpe. >> lehrer: then, jeffrey brown examines president obama's plans to revamp the space program. and simon marks reports from london on british politics-- american style-- with their first televised debate. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 bil
other states over the next few days. south mississippi, lower alabama, west florida, all preparing for the worst. especially the region's seafood industry but the oil company responsible, bp, is doing all it can. >> several teams are working on it 24 hours a day and not just bp. we have agencies in, we've got several government agencies so the best and brightest. >> the weather is making the situation worse. waves up to 7 feet threatening to push the spill further across the gulf than originally predicted. there's indication the booms are not holding up and the beaches may be next. we have team coverage on all angles. jonathan serrie and jonathan hunt. major garrett morning from from- working from the white house. first chris gutierrez, tell us about the wildlife situation? >> you just showed a picture of that bird. early today a team working on the -- in the gulf near the oil spill plucked this bird from the water and brought it to shore. when it came to shore, it was covered in that black oil. i'm told not only did they have to wash this bird, wildlife experts gave it liquids bec
ask him about his very good friend florida governor charlie crist who just did something unthinkable in politics. we'll tell you what he did and senator mccain will tell you whether they are still friends tonight. is janet napolitano a hypocrite or just has a new job with a different viewpoint? secretary napolitano was governor of arizona from 2003 to 2009. in 2009, governor napolitano made that leap to the obama administration when she was appointed secretary of homeland security. secretary napolitano is against arizona's new illegal immigration law. arizona governor jan brewer sees hypocrisy. >> she obviously is turning a blind eye to arizona. she understands what the situation is. she wrote numerous letters when she was governor to the administration looking for help and relief. for her to make the comment she made nat borders are, what was it? that the borders are more secure than they have ever been. well they've never been secure. we are a gateway for every illegal immigration and criminal element into the united states. get on the record, did some re-- >> greta: on the record
. >>> a 3-year-old boy reported missing in florida monday, he's been found abandoned in the heart of new york city. nathaniel fons left at st. patrick's cathedral with only a bizarre note in his pocket. the story gets even stranger now that police say the child's mother and a boyfriend were arrested in florida for passing counterfeit cash. nbc's ron allen is here now. ron, we live in new york city, so to give people perspective, this child is left in one of the busiest places you could wander into. >> at a church by a woman, taken in by the police in the rectory. he's okay, in the hands of the new york city police who are taking care of him. the note was for a police detective in florida. the mother is in jail for counterfeiting with a boyfriend. they tried to pawn a $100 that was phony. the clerk got suspicious, alerted police and they found $5,000 in counterfeit money in the mom's car back in florida. she apparently had put the child in the custody of a friend, who had two children in florida. they apparently drove to new york. it's suspected that those are the two people who dropped t
reform law. led by florida, the suit claims the law is unconstitutional because it forces americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. the attorney general of the state of indiana, one of five states that have just joined the lawsuit. good to have you on msnbc this afternoon. why was your state of indiana so late in joining in on this? >> well, we weren't really late, ed. i had already explained that i would be joining a challenge to this legislation but i wanted to see what were the best things for the people in indiana. so we looked at the claims brought in florida, we looked at possibly bringing our own claim. there may be yet more but i think in the end after about a week i decided that collecting up with all of the other attorneys general, bringing as many claims in a single action, the efficiency that that has to the supreme court if it gets that far, and also it avoids a lot of the costs to be borne collectively as opposed to just my state. >> so this was a deliberate move on your part, certainly not political. is that what i'm hearing? >> no. i had already said t
and does governor crist's decision make it more difficult for democrats in that already tough florida senate race? senator robert menendez of new jersey helped write the immigration plan and also the chairman of the democratic senatorial campaign committee. welcome. >> good to be here with you, john. >> let's start with the immigration plan. your own leadership, if you talk to the sources that privately say you have 50, maybe 52 democrats prepared to bring to the floor. you need 60 votes. you don't have any republicans and you've already lost some democrats. why do this now on an issue that you know very well, senator, stokes so much emotion? why raise hopes, for example, among latino voters that you might do this and why raise the ire of the right, who you know opposes this if you don't have the votes to bring it to the finish line? >> john, i don't see it quite the way you see it. first it is a framework document and an invitation to our republican colleagues to join us. it is actually a process that all of the national organizations and immigrant right groups agreed with us, that w
-old autistic girl who was lost for four days in a florida swamp. and more storms could be headed our way. we thank you for [ male announcer ] it's a price that starts low and stays low. now pay just $99.99 a month for verizon fios tv, internet and phone -- guaranteed for two years! it's an amazing offer that could save you hundreds of dollars. call now to lock in this guaranteed low price for two years. with 100% true fiber optics to your home, fios delivers the future and gives you more of what cable doesn't. the best channel lineup and more hd. america's top-rated internet. even facebook and twitter on your tv. enjoy a bigger, better entertainment experience. and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you'll pay the same low price year after year. call now and you'll also get a free dvr for 6 months. get it all for just $99.99 a month with a two-year agreement -- a price guaranteed for two years! don't wait. call 1.866.569.fios. that's 1.866.569.fios. this is beyond cable. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities this is fios. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >> along the gulf coas
. the chief of florida's environmental protection department is concerned about the enormity of this disaster. it could, in the end, destroy wildlife along louisiana, mississippi and beyond, it could cripple the tourism industry for months or longer. we have team coverage. looking at the gulf coast but first to chris gutierrez in venice, louisiana. sobering assessments today, it's very uncertain as to whether or not they'll be able to cap this for weeks, or, according to the chief from florida, for months. crews burned off some oil but there's not an indication that could have helped very much. >> they're telling us it was successful. they trapped some of the oil and set it on fire and burned it for a half hour. the problem is that that was only a it test burn and it state later in the day. by the time they realized how successful the test burn was, it was too late in the day to burn more. they want it burn more but today, the waters are simply too rough. >> shepard: your crew was on the water, what did they say? >> one of the things they pointed out is as they got closer to the spill, they c
, the shuttle "discovery's" landing in florida this morning. the first attempt will be at 8:48 eastern. and by the way, we're going to work to bring you that live right here as it happens. something that you don't see often, the shuttle is going to come in from the northwest. so look at the path here. you could see a streak of light across the sky depending on what state you're watching this from this morning. but you could go outside and actually see this. shuttles normally come in from the southwest so they're not over land very much. >>> so, for example, i was just looking at a wire write-up, supposedly south dakota, missouri, arkansas, tennessee, it's also going to be over your states as it makes its way toward cape canaveral. that's kind of interesting. >>> let's talk about the weather and whether it's going to be a go. >> it's funny, all those places you named have great weather. the problem is where the shuttle's landing, not so great. in fact, the landing has strict weather parameters, whether it's cloud coverage, rain or even lightning in the vicinity. the problem with florida
as i get to do today. thank you so much for being with us. i'm christi paul. a florida girl who had been missing since friday has been found alive. a member of her church who had been helping search for 11-year-old nadia bloom found her this morning in the woods not far from an alligator infested swap. searchers told police she was stuck in the mud and couldn't move. these are the pictures of police and volunteers carrying her out here. the church's pastor says bloom was dehydrated, covered with mosquito bites, had waterlogged feet. otherwise, she's okay. just moments ago, her parents thanked everyone involved in this search. >> it's the love of everybody. from everybody across the country praying to the canine teams across the state of florida that came out, to the s.w.a.t. teams, the helicopters. i mean, it all came so fast, and it just shows the compassion of the human spirit when things like this happen. and it gives -- it should give everybody encouragement. it really should. >> after so many days, did you ever lose hope? >> of course. >> well, our daughter is a nature lover. s
the gentleman from florida rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i introduced a bill that would eliminate sweetheart deals. recently, the current health care bill that got passed, i know in my area in my town hall meetings talking to a lot of americans, people are concerned about the health care bill that was just passed but they're outraged about the sweetheart deals. what do i mean? the $300 million that went to louisiana purchase, $100 million that went to a hospital in connecticut. people are outraged because they feel it's their money, it's their taxpayer money and they're very concerned about it. they feel it's buying votes, and that's the reason i think we have such a low approval rating in this country because they view it as back room deals, secret deals. this bill will eliminate all sweetheart deals that are in this bill. i ask my colleagues to join me in eliminating sweetheart deals in the current health care legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what p
>>> breaking news tonight, satsuma, florida. a 5-year-old girl tucked into bed. five hours later she's gone. daddy comes home from the night shift to find not a trace of little haleigh. last person to see her alive? new stepmother misty croslin, who takes to the airwaves claiming she's innocent. but even in one brief interview she can't keep her stories straight, including a 180 on a lie detector. she flunked. little haleigh's own father, ronald cummings, and babysitter turned stepmother misty croslin both handcuffed, arrested, booked. charges? drug trafficking. bombshell tonight. at this hour reports a suspect is in custody. a suspect in haleigh cummings' disappearance in custody. something or somebody leads search teams, cadaver dogs, scuba divers, helicopters to comb the st. john's river in a wooded area just two miles south of the home where haleigh disappears. this is happening as we speak. it's been going on for the last hours. the search, we are showing you an aerial view of it right now. and in the last hours, after babysitter turned stepmother misty croslin says over and
found safely in miami, florida. >> now, after days of tension and frantic searching, missing church mom tiffany tehan has been found. >> she may have made mistakes but everyone does. >> tiffany and person of interest trey hutcherson stopped in a vehicle in miami beach, florida, where tiffany drops a bomb on cops, allegedly telling them she left ohio voluntarily and intended to start a new life. but why? >> a woman claiming to be tre hutcherson's wife told us, quote, he's taken off with this girl, obviously together. he's caused no harm to her and they're together because they want to be. >> how could a beloved member of the church ministry, a pastor's daughter, simply leave her 1-year-old baby behind? >> i can't blame her for any of it. >> will tiffany face criminal charges? cops say if tehan had picked up the phone just once a lot of pain and wasted resources could have been avoided. >> i just don't see her leaving the 1-year-old little girl behind. >> i don't understand that. that's totally not anything in tiffany's character at all. it's not something she traditionally would be doing
? this thing is moving east now, toward florida. i can tell you people down here are panicked. our tourism, pristine beaches, base and estuary where marine life is spawned. our military training area, the largest for the military in the world, all of these things are threatened. >> are we putting too much -- you say you're pleased with the white house response too far. are we putting too much trust in the oil companies? >> we have to have the assurance we have the back-up systems. now, was it not just the back-up systems, which are obviously not functioning to close off the valves, but was it that the cement around the pipe that's supposed to secure the hole, was that defective? all of this is going to have to come out in an investigation. >> right. all right. well, we'll be watching for it. senator bill nelson, we appreciate your time on this. take care. >> thank you. >> breaking news on the health of the economy. just moments ago we got our first snapshot of the first quarter. before we do that, want to show you that map again. that's the weather map. showing you high winds moving that o
in florida. governor charlie crist is respected to leave the republican party this afternoon, a risky move as he tries to capture the senate seat in an independent way. kerry sanders is in st. petersburg, charlie crist's hometown, this morning. all the trappings, kerry, of a big announcement, but you know what, when you make a big decision like this, the last night of sleep that you get, if you get any, you never know what he might say. right? >> reporter: it's absolutely true. i mean, this was a last-minute permit pulled to gather in the park here, only expected to be about 100, 150 people showing up. and he has not revealed to anybody, as far as i can tell, other than perhaps his wife who what his final decision is going to be. he is a very or has been a very popular republican governor in florida, and he's had a very big drop-off. i mean, he blew it. he had a 68% approval rating, which was a stunning rating among republicans. he's now dropped off into the 40s, so he's in tough shape. and very clearly it appears that he cannot win against marco rubio, the more conservative republican who
of satsuma, florida, natisha lance. you're on the scene. what's happening? >> well, nancy, big news coming out of satsuma today, as you just said. police announce that haleigh cummings is likely deceased. they went on to say this is officially a homicide investigation. they also said there are persons of interest in this case, however, they are not naming those persons of interest. and they also said that although there have been reports out there that an arrest is imminent, they say they're hopeful an arrest will come sometime soon. then they were also asked, is misty croslin still the key to this investigation, and to that, they said absolutely. >> okay, let's talk about what police have said in the last hours in their official presser, their press release. back to you, natisha lance. i notice they keep saying, and i've got the release verbatim here in my hand, natisha. they say that rumors have spread a suspect has been taken into custody as a result of this investigation. that is not true. now, clearly misty croslin, ronald cummings, and brother tommy are all behind bars as a result of
with tom costello at the kennedy space center in florida. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the shuttle program is retiring this year. another program, constellation was supposed to replace the program. that program was literally running behind schedule and had been underfunded. so the president's plan kills constellation, at least in the short term, wnd a it potentially a lot of jobs. so nasa can focus on going to mars. from the mercury missions to gemini, apollo and the space shuttle, nasa has been launching astronauts into space for nearly 50 years. leaving a legacy beyond moon and space walks, huge advancements in computer technology, communications, and medicine. now, some of nasa's icons are blasting president obama's plans to abandon the next generation constellation rocket program in which nasa already invested $10 billion, and hand over mad missions to the space station to private companies. in an unprecedented statement to nbc news, commanders neil armstrong, james lovell and gene cernan write, "it destines our nation to become a separate or thard-rate sta
. >>> but our lead tonight and other major develop story, down in florida, republican governor charlie crist is going independent. he's looking for the senate. it's not only big in florida, but a textbook of our fractured politician. >>> a big wind power announcement up in massachusetts. >>> and an oily mess in the gulf of mexico. >>> one-on-one tonight, tim kaine is the former democratic governor of virginia. he's in charge of the democrats' battle plan in what everyone expects will be a very bad year. he'll share that plan with us. >>> and among the items, laura bush is writing a memoir. she says on a trip to germany, the president and the first the president and the first family might have been poisoned. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> broken government say term we use all too often. fractured politics is a term i find myself using more and more these days. there are big meaningful developments in both arenas tonight. a few words more on the senate opening final changes upon wall street. a big deal anyway, it may be a sign that democrats and republicans can do their business, in
>>> we begin tonight with breaking news in the homicide of 5-year-old florida girl haleigh cummings. as police announce haleigh is dead. investigators pull items for testing from the st. john's river. multiple persons of interest identified and major developments are emerging tonight. after misty croslin's grandmother appears on this show last night insisting misty croslin, tommy croslin, and their cousin joe are all involved in haleigh's death, wjxt is reporting that two cinderblocks have been pulled from the st. john's river. croslin's grandmother laying out multiple versions she says the croslins told her about the night haleigh vanishes. all of them ending in the little girl's brutal death. one of them that a rope attached with a brick was placed around haleigh's neck, then she's thrown into the river. after we see misty croslin on video in handcuffs standing on the dock of the st. john's river with investigators, we now learn she wasn't the only one at the river with cops. tommy croslin also bringing investigators to the very same location, where dive teams have been searching
on florida today as a one time republican star defects by a tea party favorite on the rise. we're all access in the sunshine state for the "nightline" interview. >>> good evening. they may be small insects, but they're causing big problems. they don't discriminate between rich and poor, and they're happy in your home or even traveling in your luggage. decades after almost being exterminated, bed bugs are back, right across the country. not just beneath the bed lynnen but intesting entire buildings. why the sudden resurgence and what can you do to defend yourself and your home. jeremy hubbard now reports. >> reporter: smaller than an apple seed, resilient as a cockroach. bed bugs, those cringe inducing skin drillers are back, nationwide with a vengeance. they're in ft. worth, texas where earlier this month, 200 people were permanently forced from this apartment building after a year long bed bug battle. >> they itch and get under your skin. >> reporter: the city housing authority spent a half million dollars to rid the building of the pests. it didn't work. they're in seattle where bed bug ca
. the incident is under investigation. >>> in florida residents celebrated a local hold with 450 pounds of home made key lime pierks it took more than 20 pounds. the congh republican celebration. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning. >> good morning to you. >>> all the horrible tornados on saturday. on saturday we had over 30 tornados. we had a few saturday too. a lot of people familiar with the nascar racing around there. that's where the worst of the weather was yesterday. also heal reports up here around the pittsburgh area and wind reports in florida. we still have some severe weather this morning. we're really watching the southern portion of florida down to west palm beach and miami this morning. up through the great lakes and mid-atlantic and new england very unsettled. kind of raw, chilly, and cool. the storm system that brought the severe weather is still lingering. but the severe storms and weather threats just about over. it's really south florida this morning that is s
the tea party name. who has the right to it? a federal judge in florida has been asked to resolve this dispute. a lawsuit questions whether anyone has a trademark or property right to the name. joining me from florida the fred o'neal, founder of the tea party. i know you've been an activist for some time. tell me what it is you have coming up against you and why you think it's happening. >> well, let's see. why it's happening is probably the more interesting question. i think what's going on is, i guess you would call it republican dirty tricks. we started a third party in florida, the tea party, and we're attracting fiscal conservatives, various members of the republican party saw us as competition. >> i want to let people know tea stands for taxed enough already. >> right. >> well, as you know, everett wilkinson claims you're trying to slit up the republican vote and ultimately help elect liberals. >> no. actually, it's going to be an interesting question. in the new york 23 race last year, the third party, conservative candidate, was running neck and neck with the democrat and
in miami, florida. >> after days of frantic searching, missing church mom, tiffany has been fun to. >> she may have made mistakes but everyone does. >> tiffany and trey churcher son stopped in miami, florida and she dropped a bomb on cops, telling them she left ohio voluntarily and intended to start a new life. why? >> a woman claiming to be trey hutcherson's wife says they are together because they want to be. >> how could a pastor's daughter simply leave her 1-year-old baby behind? >> i can't blame her for any of it. >> will tiffany face criminal charges? cops say if she had picked up the phone just once, a lots of pain and wasted resources could have been avoided. >> i just don't see her leaving the 1-year-old little girl behind. >> i just don't understand that. that's totally not anything in tiffany's character at all. it's not something she traditionally would be doing. and we don't really understand why. >> and breaking news tonight, satsuma, florida, a 5-year-old tucked into bed. five hours later, she's gone. daddy comes home from the night shift to find not a trace of little haleig
: good evening, i'm bret baier. fox news alert. news about three senate races. florida republican governor has decided to run for senate as an independent. in pennsylvania, the first anniversary of a veteran senator's defection from the republican party. and in illinois, the controversial democratic senate hopeful rubbed elbows with the president today. we have fox team coverage. national correspondent steve centanni is in quincy, illinois, but we begin with carl cameron in st. petersburg, florida. good evening, carl. >> reporter: hi, bret. it's been an incredible ride for charlie crist. a year ago he had stratospheric poll numbers and midas touch. but now in the republican primary against marco rubio, he has been trailing dramatically. not just in the polls but as well as in money. out-fund raised 3 to 1. tomorrow he says he will leave the republican party to run for independent for the u.s. senate. the latest quinnipiac poll showed he was trailing marco rubio by a whopping 2-1 margin. the money going to rubio. for charlie crist in the last few days it came down to arithmetic. he
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